Where You'll Be:
The High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) in Loveland features 2 lakes, 76 acres, and 3 miles of trail that are open to the public year-round. The urban park is designed to demonstrate how natural places can be preserved in the midst of development through sustainable planning, and to educate communities about the value of land stewardship, native plants, and wildlife habitat. VOC has partnered with HPEC since 2009 and our volunteers have been instrumental in developing the site's many gardens and exhibits.
What You'll Do:
Celebrate Earth Day at the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland! Open to volunteers ages 12+, this is a great way to get outside with the family and make an immediate, positive impact in nature. You'll spend the day by one of the area's lakes to prep and dig holes, plant various trees and shrubs, and fill them with soil. By the end of the day, you'll have helped plant nearly 800 native plants! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Why It Matters:
With a small staff, volunteer projects like this one are instrumental to the development and maintenance of HPEC facilities. By planting these native species, volunteers will help provide much-needed ecological and habitat restoration within the park.
- Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.
- VOC will provide all equipment including tools and work gloves.
- Cancellation: Our partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please email Kendall Cox or call 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.
About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. Founded in 1984 to motivate and enable people to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources, VOC has engaged nearly 120,000 people in more than 1,000 volunteer projects for a donated labor value of $24 million. Through award-winning youth and volunteer programs, leadership training, capacity-building programs, and collaborative efforts with nonprofits and land management agencies, VOC is an invaluable resource in Colorado, especially as our outdoor stewardship needs are approaching near-crisis levels. For more information, visit www.voc.org or call 303-715-1010.